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DNA not supporting linear genealogy between grandparent, child and grandson?

I am his grandmother and should have 300 or more cMs connection. However, we share only 18 or so cMs. My son, (my grandson's father), shares only 17.2 cMs. What's up?
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Finding birth/baptism records for Prussian ancestor born around 1840?

My GreatGrandfather listed in his US census that he was born in Prussia around 1840. I believe that I traced him to Lubeck. How can I find birth/baptism records for Lubeck/Travemunde for about that ...
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Interpreting 23andMe results for half siblings that share 45.5% of their DNA?

I was raised to believe that my half sister and I were in fact half sisters with different fathers. We both did 23andMe testing and the results conclude that we share 45.5% of the same DNA. we share ...
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This is about my labradore [on hold]

In order to breed my dog with a certain female he needs to be seven generations away from a certain stud dog whos genes did not work well with this female. Pups had some kidney problems.. After ...
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No shared X DNA segments found

On FTDNA I match two other Stephens males with the exception of 1 marker over 67 markers. When the three of us uploaded our DNA to Gedmatch, mine from FTDNA Family Finder and theirs from Ancestry, we ...
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What is this word for untaxed tithe in Virginia in 1761?

I need help reading this word (?Tist?) that keeps occuring in the Chesterfield tithe list for 1761 in Colony of Virginia: It seems to be repeated on each entry that is not counted for the tithes. ...
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Are centimorgan contributions additive?

I share a 50 centimorgan 6 segment match to person "J". My maternal side aunt shares 54 centimorgan 5 segment match to that same person "J" I see two possible blood-line connections between my aunt ...
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Decoding trophy cards of german soldiers (WWII)

Could anyone help with decoding the handwriting on two german photo cards from WWII?
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How to decode / read US Veterans Bureau Form 7202?

In doing some family background research, I came across an old military service record which says it is a "Form 7202 - Rev. Sept., 1927". I would like to decipher the meanings of the various codes to ...
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Ancestry Ethnicity says I'm 100% Irish and Scottish?

Can you explain how I can be 100% Ireland and Scotland in my Ethnicity estimate on Ancestry? Why not 99% Ireland and 1% Scotland, how can it be 100% both?
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Finding parents of John Brown 1774-1845 born Kingsbury Episcopi, Somerset, England?

Henry Brown was born 1746 who I have attributed to being the father of John Brown. The records show he was a sojouner and agricultural labourer, so he was down as a sojourner as he probably traveled ...
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Father found in Potter’s Field [on hold]

I found my biological father after 57 years, unfortunately he is deceased and buried in Potters Field, is there a way that I can give him a proper burial?
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People who give their children the same first name as themselves [closed]

I've come across people who give their children the same first names as themselves, and just call the child "junior" while the parent is referred to as "senior". For example, the Nobel laureate John ...
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Finding person missed in 1920 census?

My dad was in school at the time of the 1920 census. He was born and lived in Arkansas in 1920. His dad was alone in that one, and his mom was with his sister in St Louis. He was part Cherokee and ...
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How to find a slater named Patrick M Golden in 1870 records?

According to this image from NARA microfilm publication M233, published as part of United States Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914, Irish immigrant Patrick Golden worked as a slater ...
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What happened to Gustav Adolf Neumann - part II?

In light of former questions asked on Genealogy Stackexchange like What happened to Gustav Adolf Neumann, 1859 immigrant to the US? and Finding clues for a missing immigrant in the 1870 Census?, I ...
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Is aunt actually mother's half sister?

I was looking at a first cousin of mine after doing the 23andme DNA test and found that we only share 5.25% of DNA with him, and it believes he is a second cousin of mine. I checked my mom's DNA ...
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Tracking down father not listed on birth certificate?

I am a 31 year old male, my mother is deceased, there is no father on my birth certificate and my last name is that of a prior marriage of my mother's. Over the years the only details I have gotten ...
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What was the career of Patrick Golden on the 1870 census?

I am unable to read what follows "Painter" in the 1870 federal census record for Patrick Golden of Boston: What is in parentheses after his name? It appears to start with "H". Here is the full page:
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Determining if siblings are half siblings or full siblings?

I recently found 6 siblings 4 who are half and 2 who may be full. My sister was born in 1949, I was born in 1950 and my brother in 1952. The other siblings all know who both their parents are. The ...
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Understanding high match on autosomal and X dna?

I have an autosomal match of 1125 centimorgans with largest cm of 128 and a X dna match of 108 with largest cm of 67. 1 8 generations apart. The lady I match to was adopted and knows nothing of her ...
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When triangulation is not transitive

I'm focusing on triangulation groups and so looking at matching segments that overlap each other. I'm frequently finding the situation where, at a single website, match A's segment is shown as ...
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Segments with no matches

I am beginning the process of forming triangulation groups, and I wonder: what do people do with segments on which there are no matches? I found such a segment already just on the first chromosome I ...
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Seeking image from New York 1860 Federal Census Index?

In Interpreting relationships to head of household in 1855 New York State Census? I mentioned that: Robert [Sellars] is another son who [in 1855] was living in the same Albany ward as Hugh (...
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Translating Danish death notices?

Can someone help me translate this Danish death notice? It's for my Great grandfather. I am trying to trace his parents. https://www.danishfamilysearch.com/sogn438/churchbook/source27353/...
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Does 2% fall into the normal range of amount of DNA shared with a first half cousin? [duplicate]

Does 2% or 142 cm amount of DNA shared with a half first cousin add up? From what I’ve read, the amount of DNA shared between two half first cousins falls between 215-650 CMs or 4-7%. My other ...
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Is Sarah M. Robinson's mother Anna Strong really Eleanor Denton?

The 1885 Detroit, Michigan, death certificate of Sarah M. Robinson (b. c. 1812, New York) lists her as the daughter of James Strong and Anna Strong, both born in New York. She is buried in Elmwood ...
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Using Collaborator status of AncestryDNA to see tree owner's shared matches to one of their matches?

At AncestryDNA, about two months ago, my sister set me as a Collaborator on her DNA test which is linked to my tree, and I just checked to see that I still have that Collaborator status, and as far as ...
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Reconstructing autosomal genomes of Mayflower passengers

I imagine no group of 100 people has been as genealogically documented as the Mayflower passengers. And with an estimated 35,000,000 descendants living today, the number of descendants genetic tests ...
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What was William H. Clements' military service shown on this military grave registration?

I know that William H. Clements was part of the Mississippi Rifles from a military pension record index entry. Specifically, he served 1846-1847 in Company C. According to the Army National Guard ...
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Are birth records of US adoptees really sealed?

My family history used to be cut and dry...My Mom was adopted to a good home. Taken in by the dentist of her biological mother, an 18 yr old immigrant from Ireland who was impregnated by her employer——...
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DNA results for half sibling

I had my DNA test done about 8 years ago with ancestry, I was contacted by a person who believed he could be my half brother from my father during World War 2, all the information he had said my ...
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Historical Business Documents (1905-1930) Colorado

My family owned a book store in Aspen from around 1905 to around 1930, and I'm trying to find whatever documentation I can on it. The Aspen Historical Society has a few city directories and a lot of ...
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Understanding the disposal of an estate in Jersey

On 21 May 1858, Edward Harper died in Grouville parish, Jersey; he made a will 3 days before he died (accessible via the Jersey Archives site at https://catalogue.jerseyheritage.org/collection/Details/...
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Interpreting genealogical dates [duplicate]

Example: So when was Mary actually baptized? 1744 or 1745 ? Is there something I need to understand about why it would have been reported with two different dates?
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What is the meaning of Xed out entries in Massachusetts vital records?

For the neophyte (me), I'd like to understand the significance of an entry in a marriage register that appears to have been X'ed out. In the following the fields for date of marriage, ages, and ...
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Looking for records in Dumfriesshire pre 1841

Specifically for Thomas Kerr, possibly from Sanquar born around 1806 though listed in one census as being born around 1811. I've searched on Ancestry and Scotland's People but can't find a birth date ...
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What information would be on a 1915 Arkansas death certificate?

I am researching James Thomas Clements (~1834-1915) and would like to identify his mother. Arkansas Vital Records sells copies of death records from February 1, 1914. Before paying for one, I would ...
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Half sibling or 1st cousin?

I recently did Ancesty DNA to determine a match between me and a possible half sister. The results came back, and we share 1366 cM of DNA. As I’ve learned, this is on the low side for half siblings ...
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Half Sibling Centimorgans

I recently had contact with a person who was matched as a possible first cousin on Ancestry. We only share 753 Centimorgans and we originally thought we may be half siblings/ I am adopted and she saw ...
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British War Medal

Could you tell me where I might apply for my grandfather's British War Medal his name is John Percy Blackburn, he joined the NREF in Murmansk 1918 Middlesex Regiment and was a 2nd lieutenant?
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What is the meaning of the handwritten notation on the pension record of Charles Clements?

I am trying to interpret this US Revolutionary War pension payment record: I am interested in the date of death of Charles Clements of Flauvanna, Virginia. The line for him ends with this notation: ...
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Percentages of nucleotides in raw DNA

I just had Excel compute the percentage of each nucleotide appearing as the first letter in each position in a raw DNA file. Then I had it compute the percentage of each nucleotide in the second ...
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Triangulation conundrum

I tested both my mother "M" and her brother "D" at FTDNA. I was looking through D's list of segments today for triangulated segments, using the matrix utility to help, and I found the following D ...
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Are there different amounts of “fuzziness” in the endpoints when doing pairwise 1-1 comparisons among three people at GEDmatch?

I was performing a triangulation at GEDmatch and obtained the following start and end points for the triangulated segment on Chromosome 1 for each comparison: Person A with Person B: 19,899,991 ...
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Setting up Locations in Family Tree Maker 2017?

For those of us interested in switching to FTM2017: In a recent demo of this version locally, entering Locations was shown as: only 4 places were to be used and they were City, County, State, Country;...
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What do you do with photos after scanning them?

I've acquired four trunks filled with old pictures, some in frames, some loose, that I'm planning on scanning into my genealogy program. What does one do with them after scanning? Surely you wouldn'...
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Centimorgans shared with a great unclie

I have a 1400+ centimorgan Match to a great uncle on my father's side. Is it common to have this strong of a match to a great uncle? I have read this high number is usually shared with half-siblings,...
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Half Uncle Mystery

I discovered a match on ancestry.com that was a first cousin match to me on my fathers side but assumed it was his half sibling (we suspected existed.) We share 756 centimorgans. He is five years ...
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Finding illegitimate boy after birth in 1903?

Edward James Logan Reid was born in May 1903 to Margaret Reid. I can find no record of him until 1923 in Canada as Edward James Fraser. Margaret had married James Fraser in Ontario in 1915. Where was ...

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